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Bath and North East Somerset Collection

Deceased Online this week launches a new collection from the beautiful and historic city of Bath 
The underground thermal spa waters of Bath have attracted visitors across the centuries, from the Romans, who named the city Aquae Sulis, to the Georgians and thousands of tourists who continue to throng there in the 21st century. It was the Georgians we have to thank for much of the magnificent architecture in the city today. Notably, John Wood the Elder, who was responsible for streets and buildings such as the Circus, and his son, John Wood the Younger, who designed the magnificent Royal Crescent (see above), which was built between 1767 and 1774, as well as the  notorious Assembly Rooms, visited by such Regency characters as Beau Nash. The celebrated Georgian author, Jane Austen, is credited with much of the interest in the city from literary visitors.

The only UK destination to have a whole city designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath was a key centre in the industrial revol…

Unusual Discovery in Nunhead Cemetery

This week we welcome a post by Society of Genealogists’ trustee, Amelia Bennett, who was delighted to solve her own family’s mystery in Deceased Online’s Southwark Collection. I had searched for some time for the burials of Caroline’s biological parents’ (my 3x great grandparents), but found nothing. The search was complicated by the fact that Lageu is such an unusual surname that it is almost always mistranscribed. 
I decided instead to turn the hunt to records of Caroline’s adoptive parents. Using the Deceased Online database, I found a grave record at Nunhead Cemetery for Alfred S Hudson in 1888.  After looking at the burial register summary on the website, I checked the details of the other occupants of the grave (reference number 123/8973).  Although this often just gives unrelated people, this time I found a treasure trove. 

Firstly, there was Thomas Lageu (mistranscribed in the record as “Lagen”), Caroline’s father, who was buried on the 7th February 1873. 
Also, there was Caroli…